Imagine designing the next generation of the wheelchair. Or adapting a bicycle so it can be ridden by someone with one leg. Or counseling a person with a disability to better understand his challenges and help find new solutions. These are just some of the career options in rehabilitation science and technology.
Our students work alongside designers, engineers, and clinical professionals—the same people with whom they’ll interact once they enter the workforce. Upon graduation, our students are exceptionally well prepared to pass licensing exams and they typically work in hospitals, rehabilitation clinics, or companies specializing in assistive technology, state agencies or research labs.
The Center for Assistive Technology
A joint program of UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh, the Center for Assistive Technology (CAT) has emerged as a leader and innovator in the assistive technology field.
Extensive research facilities are available in the RST department. Faculty have active research programs in rehabilitation engineering, rehabilitation counseling, assistive technology, rehabilitation science, biomechanics, standards development and outcomes measures.
We know that financing your future can be difficult. Here are some scholarships and resources for students to consider.
Rehabilitation Science and Technology Continuing Education, or RSTCE, has a long history of providing a variety of CEU accredited courses and programming that covers current topics in the RST field presented by key subject matter experts.
Learn how RST students and faculty are actively involved in the International Society of Wheelchair Professionals (ISWP) to help people all over the world gain access to the assistive devices and services they need.